- Where are my dreams and desires (Jupiter) out of line with my current reality (Saturn)?
- What changes do I need to make to my current situation (Saturn) so that I can reach my goals (Jupiter)?
- How can I maintain my positive outlook (Jupiter) in the midst of challenge (Saturn)?
- How can I utilize my insecurities (Saturn) to create better skills to help me realize my dreams (Jupiter)?
There are some planetary cycles that visit all of us at around the same time of our lives. Many of you are familiar with the Saturn Return, the first one of which occurs around age 28-30 and brings with it the call of responsibility, Saturn’s baileywick. The outer planets, being farther away from the Sun, have bigger cycles. Uranus, for example, takes 84 years to orbit the Sun to the Uranus return occurs at around age 84.
The outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) inspire us to transform our lives – they don’t dabble in the personal realm like the traditional planets do. Uranus cycles (the opening square at age 21-22, the opposition at age 41-42, the closing square at 61-63 and the return at age 84) always ask this question: What are you doing with your life, and does it reflect your authentic self?
In my own life I’ve had a lot going on the past few years. Typical Second Saturn Return stuff: My mother’s illness and death, having to trademark my blog after a threat of a lawsuit from a Big Portal Site, rebuilding the blog, challenges with my work team, three house renovations and cleaning out my mother’s house, the death of my beloved dog, my husband’s retirement, a new dog, the illness and death of my sister’s husband… all typical things that happen in a person’s life, but packed into a small amount of time.
The Uranus square follows the Saturn Return and suddenly I’m looking at my life and everything I have manifested over the past 20 years, since the last Uranus cycle, and trying to get clear about what is really important and feels right, and what I am just doing out of habit.
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art found on Facebook . It’s hard to believe he is gone because he seemed immortal, other worldly. He wasn’t really of this earth and seemed to slide in and out of a kaleidoscope of personalities. He awakened our imaginations and expanded our consciousness in peculiar ways that no one else had done before, nor has since. While I wasn’t particularly a fan of David Bowie’s music, I found him irresistibly fascinating and certainly a harbinger of the Aquarian Age to come.
David Bowie was born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947 in London England. According to the source notes at Astro.com his parents provided a birth time of 9 am GMT. This is fascinating because it places the asteroid Pallas right on the Aquarius ascendant, the point of the chart which describes the persona of the individual. Pallas is a symbol of androgyny and as I have written before, I find it to be quite prominent in the charts of gender-fluid individuals.
Aquarius itself is ruled by Uranus (modern ruler; the traditional ruler is Saturn). Uranus instigates radical behavior that revolutionizes the way we view our world. The instinct for innovation and eccentricity was particularly strong in him as was the desire to continually reinvent himself.
Because the earth orbits at a slight tilt, and the tilt of the orbit changes over time, the celestial equator is always moving and the vernal equinox is always moving along the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth from our perspective. We call this the “Precession of the Equinoxes,” and that is what we mean when we talk about the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Pisces, etc.
There is no accepted timeline for the transition from one Great Age to another. The Great Year is approximately 26,000 years and each Age spans approximately 2160 years. However, because cultural changes mark the shift between ages it becomes somewhat easier to define these transitions.
Yahweh, the god of the ancient Hebrews, was a warrior god- Moses says so right in Exodus in the Bible: “The Lord is a warrior/man of war.” In Isaiah 42:13 we find this exclamation: “The LORD will march out like a champion, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies.”
There is a great deal of confusion in the Bible over the name of God – both El and YHWH (Yahweh) are used interchangeably. However, that El was a senior god in Canaan: a beneficent god who presided over creation and ruled over the more junior warrior gods such as Baal and Astarte. The use of the plural for god in the Bible – “Elohim” – could refer to the family of Canaanite gods that included not only Baal and Astarte but also El’s consort Athirat. There is some evidence that El and Yahweh actually battled for control over the area which perhaps explains […]
Nothing says family and friends like the astrological sign of Cancer, and the December 25th Cancer Full Moon brings an infusion of lunar energy to open the heart and encourage connections between humans. Cancer after all is ruled by the Moon – the keeper of our secrets, the harbinger of our fears. The Moon illuminates the darkness and sometimes reveals the shadows we would often rather not see, but also stimulates the imagination and reveals the depths of feeling that lie deep within.
The Full Moon is the peak of the lunar cycle and Cancer is the Moon’s own sign, so all of the characteristics represented by the Moon are operating here. The ebb and flow of emotions, the desire to nurture others, our need to feel secure and safe, the legacy of our maternal line and our sense of personal history – these are all prominently featured in this Full Moon.
The Moon is also tied closely to the archetype of the nurturing mother – the sense of being safe and secure in a loving mother’s arms – so security and safety are critical experiences in the Cancerian realm. Under the double whammy of the Cancer Full Moon we especially seek to surround ourselves with people that will provide that emotional nourishment and sense of sanctuary that we long for.
The intuition and imagination of the Full Moon is heightened now with a harmonious trine to Neptune, the planet which inspires us to transcend ordinary reality and commune directly with the divine. Divine creativity, divine inspiration, divine peace – these majestic experiences are available to us now. Neptune forms a sextile to the […]